#18 – The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen

29 02 2008

Hankering for a mystery, I selected The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen from the pile of library books that looms on my nightstand. Gerritsen did not disappoint, I had no idea who-dun-it until the end.

Julia Hamill purchases a run-down historical home after her divorce. While trying to put in a garden, she uncovers a skeleton that has been buried for many years. The novel alternates between the present day and 1830 Boston. I enjoyed both the historical and contemporary story lines. Most interesting is the theme of early 19th century medical practices. Thankfully, physicians wash their hands now and bloodletting is no longer a common practice.

If you are looking for a light read and a little suspense, this book would be right up your alley.

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